Accession Number : ADA130197

Title :   A Numerical Model to Simulate Sediment Transport in the Vicinity of Coastal Structures.

Descriptive Note : Miscellaneous rept.,

Corporate Author : COASTAL AND OFFSHORE ENGINEERING AND RESEARCH INC NEWARK DE

Personal Author(s) : Perlin,Marc ; Dean,Robert G

PDF Url : ADA130197

Report Date : May 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 121

Abstract : An implicit finite-difference, n-line numerical model is developed to predict bathymetric changes in the vicinity of coastal structures. The wave field transformation includes refraction, shoaling, and diffraction. The model is capable of simulating one or more shore-perpendicular structures, movement of offshore disposal mounds, and beach fill evolution. The structure length and location, sediment properties, equilibrium beach profile, etc., are user-specified along with the wave climate. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Sediment transport, Coastal regions, Waterfront structures, Depth, Bathymetry, Beaches, Profiles, Modification, Ocean waves, Refraction, Finite element analysis, Mathematical models, Computerized simulation, Computer programs, Inlets(Waterways)

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE